Slides from Waste Management in Apartments Awareness and Best Practices Sessions

Below are the presentations from the Waste Management and Awareness Sessions” held on Nov 24th 2012 by ApnaComplex.

Waste Segregation for Dummies – Presentation by Ragpicker


SAAHAS – Nothing is Waste presentation by Wilma R


Solid Waste Management at Ferns Paradise – A Villa Community(340 Plots)


Waste Management in Sobha Aster, a 49 flat complex


Youth for Seva Presentation at Waste Management in Apartments event by ApnaComplex



Bookmark – Waste Management in Apartments for all these resources and more!


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ApnaComplex is designed to make the life of residents and owners lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out why we say ApnaComplex is Best Apartment Management Software and sign up your society today to get the benefits! We even offer ApnaComplex – Free Edition with awesome capabilities which you can use free of cost forever.


Poster for Solid Waste Management in Apartments

Here is an attractive poster from RagPcikers on Solid Waste Management that you can use to promote Waste Segrgation by residents of your apartment complex. You can get this printed on A4 size and put it on notice boards and even request residents to pin it up on fridge inside the apartment so that residents are constantly reminded on the importance of waste segregation.

Cheat Sheet for Waste Segregation in Apartments

Cheat Sheet for Waste Segregation in Apartments


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Dream Meadows, Bangalore Live on ApnaComplex!

We welcome the owners and residents of Dream Meadows, a beautiful private layout consisting of 246 plots in the Brookefields area of Bangalore to the ApnaComplex family.

As a Treasurer of our Association with no accounting knowledge I find maintaining accounts is pretty simple with ApnaComplex
What is most pleasing for us is that managing committee of Dream Meadows did very thorough evaluation of various softwares and finalized ApnaComplex.

Mr. Sivaram, Treasurer of Dream Meadows Owners Association, wrote to us on the occassion of going live and has following to say about ApnaComplex:
“Thank you very much for your support in Dream Meadows going live on ApnaComplex in less than 3 weeks. The three best things that we have found with ApnaComplex are:

  1. Pricing : Is reasonable for the features provided compared to other counterparts.
  2. Service : Is marvelous and with very low response time.
  3. Features: Rich and impressive set of features.


We could go live in less than 3 weeks and your support in achieving this is FANTASTIC.

Thanks for taking the feedback on the existing functionality and your readiness to implement the same in to the Application.

Some of the functionality like Discussion Forum, Notice Board with SMS facility are very much helpful to the owners stationed out of Bangalore.

As a committee member, Action Item Tracker with reminder service and Complaint Tracker are really good and pretty much helpful.

I, as a Treasurer of our Association with no accounting knowledge find maintaining accounts (Member maintenance charges, Non-Member Charges) pretty much simpler with ApnaComplex.

Thank You ApnaComplex Team for the great support we received from you to help us go live and will definitely recommend your services to my known contatcts.

Hoping to have to have the same kind of support in future too!!!!”

Thank you Mr. Sivaram for your kind words!


SJR Spencer Apartments Live On ApnaComplex!

We welcome the owners and residents of SJR Spencer, a premier apartment complex located at Marathahalli – Outer Ring Road junction, Bangalore to the ApnaComplex family. The managing committee of this 133 flats complex, has chosen ApnaComplex after a detailed evaluation and comparison with other software.

Writing to us on the occasion of going live, Mr. Amish Shah, Treasurer of SJR Spencer has following to say –

ApnaComplex is the best Society Accounting Software“SJR Spencer has chosen ApnaComplex portal for the better management of entire community of residents. ApnaComplex was chosen after good amount of due diligence with different software vendors. The prime reasons for selecting Apnacomplex are:

  • The personal commitment & support provided by the ApnaComplex team
  • Easy User Interface
  • Easy adaptability by Support team to include required features based on our own requirements.
  • Cost – definitely was one of the major factor in our decision making

We are really looking forward to very healthy relationship with Apnacomplex in future and would certainly like to see that community of residents benefits a lot from this association.”

Thank you Mr. Amish for your words and look forward to serve SJR Spencer-ites.


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How To Purchase An Apartment In Bangalore – Some Tips

Purchasing an apartment in Bangalore is a dream for many young Indians today, as Bangalore is a fast growing city and a hub for all people, young and old. It all started with the IT revolution, when major companies recognized Bangalore as a fertile ground where they could set up base. This was followed by extensive migration as many engineers started flocking to Bangalore in search of better career prospects.

Today, Bangalore is fast rising as one of India’s premier cities, close in Mumbai’s tail.

Buying an apartment in Bangalore can solve multiple purposes.

  • In a time of rising rents and accommodation expenses, it can be a great investment to actually buy an apartment in a thriving city like Bangalore as the general value is high.
  • You will also have constant access to all amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and playgrounds.
Bangalore Sky line

Bangalore Sky line

When opting to buy an apartment in Bangalore, there is a series of steps that you follow, as these will help you make the right choice without going wrong in any account.

The Right Location

You may have to decide on the right location before pouncing for the kill and buying an apartment in Bangalore in a hasty manner. Make sure that you take all things into consideration, including the apartment’s distance from your workplace and its distance from nearby schools and universities (if you have kids!).

While opting for an apartment in Bangalore, you can either choose one that is located bang in the city’s commercial center or one that is located in the peaceful outskirts. In case you have kids, the latter option would be more ideal. Commercial areas tend to be very noisy and bustling and all this can take a toll on you over a period of time.

Good Infrastructure

Check if the apartment is indeed your dream home or a blast from the past. A few apartments in India tend to be improperly furnished with no showers, fading walls, bad carpeting and non existent furnishing. You’ll be investing all your hard earned savings in an apartment, so exercise your right in being choosy. Do not settle for apartments where bathrooms just have a pail and a bucket. Instead, you can opt for a beautiful apartment that is well furnished on all fronts.

Establishing Limits

The key to making a good investment is proper calculation. You should create a budget and stick to it, in order to make sure you don’t spend it all away on the apartment. List out your requirements, (what you’re looking for in an apartment) and check out the many housing complexes located out there. Compare the rates with your budget and pick out the one that matches all your criteria. Talk to the builders and question them on the advantages of taking up an apartment in their complex.

Know Your Papers

  • Verify whether the apartment of your choice has proper BBMP Approval Certificates.
  • Make sure you check the flat’s Khata Certificate. Ask for this from the owner of the place.
  • The property should have no loans dependant on it, so check the Encumbrance Certificate.
  • Employ a good real estate lawyer and verify the content of these certificates and the content of the Sale Agreement and Sale Deed with him/her.
  • Wrap up all your pending payments before the period mentioned in the Sale Deed and get a sale agreement. 
  • Get your sale deed registered and get the Khata in your name. 

These small facts are not that well known, and these are essential in ensuring that real estate brokers do not take you for a ride. Pick out a great apartment following these simple guidelines and revel in your space in India’s software capital!


Read Also:
1. Before you buy: A checklist for Apartment Buyers
2. Guide to Buying a Property in Bangalore from a Legal Perspective


This article aims at collating and providing information for benefit of ApnaComplex customers and blog readers. While ApnaComplex has taken every care to ensure the information is accurate, we suggest to please use it only as a guidance for further discussion and action with help of relevant professionals. If you need professional advise on this topic and any other property related matters, please send your request through our contact us form. You may post your questions/inputs in the Comments section below and we will try and get them answered through relevant subject matter experts.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Part Two – Contents Of Declarations And Deeds Of Apartments

While registering your apartment under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act, you will need to be aware of the contents of the deeds and declarations involved, as this is necessary.

Not many people these days take the effort to know what works in the legal section of obtaining an apartment while registering their building under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act, and this is not a very good sign. Having good knowledge on the legal proceedings can help you immensely in communicating effectively to your lawyer.

Learning legal information is not rocket science, as you will find out through the course of this post, as very basic facts and figures are involved.

The content that an apartment’s deed and declaration will hold has been given below.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Details – Declaration Contents

  • The declaration will hold many particulars, and the most important of these is the land description. The nature of the land involved will be given in a detailed manner (that is, whether the land falls leasehold or freehold categories).
  • A detailed description of the building will follow, stating the number of basements and storeys in the particular building. The number of apartments involved will also be mentioned, and the basic materials used to build the structure will be specified.
  • Details will also extensively include the apartment number of each apartment that falls under the span of the building, the number of rooms present in each apartment and the dimensions of the same, and also the common areas that the apartment has access to. This is used for identification purposes.
  • The value of each apartment is also mentioned in the Declaration, and the overall value of the property and the percentage of interest (undivided) that each resident will bear for access to the common areas in the apartment complex will also be mentioned.
  • A set of bye laws will also be attached with the Declaration during registration. In simple terms, these bye laws are more targeted at apartment associations and they will involve procedures for appointing people into the upper tier of the apartment association.
  • The Declaration will also contain the name of the person that the entire registration process in carried out under. All personal details including the residential address, the contact details and occupation will be specified.

These are the basic details that will be included in a Declaration, under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Details – Deed Contents

  • The Deeds will contain more or less the same content as given in a declaration, including a description of the land that the apartment complex or building is set in.
  • The Deeds will also contain information that can be used to establish the identity of the particular apartment, including the apartment number as stated in the declaration.
  • The Deeds will contain the percentage of interest (undivided) pertaining to the common areas in the apartment.

These are the basic details involved in a Deed under the Karnataka Apartment Owners Act. Any real estate lawyer will be able to smoothly take you through the procedures involved without any issues.


This article aims at collating and providing information for benefit of ApnaComplex customers and blog readers. While ApnaComplex has taken every care to ensure the information is accurate, we suggest to please use it only as a guidance for further discussion and action with help of relevant professionals. If you need professional advise on this topic and any other property related matters, please send your request through our contact us form. You may post your questions/inputs in the Comments section below and we will try and get them answered through relevant subject matter experts.

Karnataka Apartment Owners Act Part One – Apartment Association And Registration of Deeds, Declarations

In order to buy your own apartment and become a member of the apartment association, there are a few steps and legal processes that you’ll need to know about.

The Need

It’s wise to be well versed in all the legalities involved while buying an apartment in the state of Karnataka. Although a real estate lawyer can take care of the half the issues in this regard for you, being aware of your rights and your position in the entire setting can help you make better and faster decisions. There are many deeds and declarations that you will have to go through while buying an apartment in a city like Bangalore.

Talking to the members of your apartment association can help you get a clear idea. Senior members of the apartment association will guide you through the legalities involved.

The Karnataka Apartment Owners Act 1972

This act deals exclusively with apartments that are residential in nature. Apartments are termed as transferable properties that are also heritable under this act. In order to register the apartment complex under this act, all apartment owners will need to come together and sign the particulars, which can be quite an ordeal.

Know your State Rules

Know your State Rules

The Registration Procedure:

Given below are a few facets that you’ll need to know while getting your apartment registered under the Karnataka Government:

  • The Declaration should be registered properly under the Registration Act of 1908.
  • The deeds involved with the house will also need to be registered with the Registration Act of 1908.
  • The floor plan of the particular building should also be duly registered under the Registration Act of 1908.
  • Along with the registration of the building’s Declaration, extensive details about the building should also be filed along. These details should include the building’s layout, the location of the building, and the number of the particular apartment. The apartment’s dimensions will also have to be accurately mentioned in the details. This is very important.
  • The building’s name should also be specified in the details provided. If the particular building has no specific name, it should be mentioned that the building does not have a name.
  • All these above mentioned details should be properly verified by an architect, who will need to release a statement mentioning that the specified details are correct.
  • This statement should then be run through some local authorities under whose jurisdiction the particular building falls, who will, in turn, verify the same and approve it.
  • If the submitted plans do not include the verified seal of a practicing architect, then the plans should have an amendment attached to them when they are submitted. This amendment should certify that the floor plan mentioned in the documents, the name of the house specified and the dimensions of the building are all accurate and true. This is also very important.
  • The registrar or sub registrar will then register the declaration and deeds involved under the Karnataka Government through an act that was made effective in 1908.

This is the general registration procedure involved in registering an apartment and the apartment association under the Karnataka Government.


This article aims at collating and providing information for benefit of ApnaComplex customers and blog readers. While ApnaComplex has taken every care to ensure the information is accurate, we suggest to please use it only as a guidance for further discussion and action with help of relevant professionals. If you need professional advise on this topic and any other property related matters, please send your request through our contact us form. You may post your questions/inputs in the Comments section below and we will try and get them answered through relevant subject matter experts.

Apartment Association Terms Explained – Part One

Learning about many terms used in an apartment association can be very helpful indeed. These terms will come to your rescue when you’re facing a huge wad of legal paperwork, and when you’re finding the formal tone and legal jargon extremely hard to understand and digest. Although we all may know the generic meaning for terms like ‘apartments’ and ‘apartment owner’, the legal meaning may be more loaded that what people can normally comprehend. Knowing all legal terms and learning about various definitions from a professional perspective can thus help you.

When reading up on the terms used in an apartment association, always go for a trusted source.

Terms Used In An Apartment Association

Given below are a few terms used in an apartment association, and their proper explanation. All these terms are defined under the Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act of 1972, which defines and talks about an individual’s ownership over a set dimension of property. You will learn more about the constituents of this act when you take up the registration procedure for your deeds and Declaration.

Apartment:

An ‘apartment’ is basically a term used to denote a residential section in a building that can be located in any of the mentioned floor, with any number of rooms. An apartment may also be present in more than one floor, or in parts in each floor. Apartments, as per the Apartment Ownership act, have a direct exit to a public road or street, or even highway. Apartments which do not fall under this category may have a direct exit to a public space or common area, which may in turn lead to a public street or highway.

Apartment Owner:

An apartment owner will normally refer to a person who owns an apartment, and has some undivided interest in all shared regions in the apartment complex too. The interest and other particulars will be duly mentioned in the Declaration, and these can be taken from the documents directly.

Apartment Number:

The letter or number designated to a particular apartment is the apartment number. The number will be mentioned in the Declaration, and it may either be a letter, a number or a mixed combination of both these things. The apartment number is first specified in the declaration.

Association of Apartment Owners:

This is a term that is used to denote all the members of an apartment association. The people who together form the apartment association are collectively termed as an Association of Apartment Owners. True to the term, these individuals will have an apartment in the premises in their name and will all be owners of at least one apartment in the complex.

Building:

In the jargon used in an apartment association, a building normally means a residential structure that houses at least four (or more) apartments. A collective building can also refer to a structure with two buildings with two (or more) apartments in each building. A minimum of four apartments are seen as necessary either way.

These are the very basic definitions that you first need to know and understand in order to proceed to the later ones. Other definitions on common areas and public spaces will soon follow.


This article aims at collating and providing information for benefit of ApnaComplex customers and blog readers. While ApnaComplex has taken every care to ensure the information is accurate, we suggest to please use it only as a guidance for further discussion and action with help of relevant professionals. If you need professional advise on this topic and any other property related matters, please send your request through our contact us form. You may post your questions/inputs in the Comments section below and we will try and get them answered through relevant subject matter experts.